Filmmaking For Dummies Reviews

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  1. J. Adams "crustyjusty" says
    44 of 50 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Well written, but content is misguided, April 16, 2004
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    J. Adams “crustyjusty” (Ann Arbor, MI United States) –
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    This review is from: Filmmaking For Dummies (Paperback)

    I read this book, as well as others, because I’m taking a stab at filming a screenplay with some other people. I have enjoyed some of the other dummies books, but I thought this one was off target. It is very high level. For example, in the first or second chapter, he goes over what the job roles are for the production assistant, and ten other job titles you might see at the end of a Hollywood movie, and I’m thinking to myself, am I really going to have a full-time grip on my movie? I was hoping this book would focus on the nuts and bolts of making a small-budget / zero-budget film, but it talked about numbers that apply to people who aren’t going to be reading a dummies book. On the whole, I thought it was a real surface look at independent filmmaking, and would be appropriate for someone who wanted to learn about it, but not do it. You would be better off buying IFILM Filmmakers Handbook and some individual books on lighting and sound if you really want information about how to make your own film. A lot of the information in this book can be found on the web, also.

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  2. Gabriel Flores says
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Filmmaking for Dummies, July 19, 2005
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    Gabriel Flores
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    This review is from: Filmmaking For Dummies (Paperback)

    The book is very helpful. It brings a lot of good information for new filmmakers. You can find tricks, terminologies, tips, techniques, and more to start your career as a new filmaker. There are many good material to learn. The author uses recent movies as examples. It covers many aspects of the filmmaking industry and how to make a low budget film. Beside, the book brings a lot of links to interesting web pages related with the filmaking industry.

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  3. Alphonse Luis says
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good overall reference., July 19, 2007
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    Alphonse Luis (Aurora, IL.) –
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    This review is from: Filmmaking For Dummies (Paperback)

    Good overall reference for filmmaking, for the beginner. For the experienced, good reminder of the basics that one might have forgotten.

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